Throughout his political career as Minister, and as a Member of the House of Lords, Richard Faulkner has long been active in the politics of railways in Britain.
He is Chair of the Great Western Railway Advisory Board and President of the Heritage Railway Association; and is involved with a great number of rail charities and volunteer organisations. He lists "travelling by railway" and "collecting tinplate trains" amongst his recreations. He is involved with many rail charities and volunteer organisations. He is the co author of two books: Holding the line: How Britain's Railways were Saved (2012) and Disconnected! Broken Links in Britain's Rail Policy (2015).
Lord Faulkner will talk about the twists and turns of policies over recent years as the rail industry has necessarily followed the political changes in direction emanating from central government.
The lecture is organised by the University of Plymouth and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and supported by South West Smart Applications Ltd and the Sustainable Earth Institute.
This event is free and open to all, but booking is essential via the above link. Arrival is at 18:00 and the lecture will start promptly at 18:15.